(LD) - Teachings for the New Jerusalem on the Lord

LD 6

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6. To these passages may be added some which speak of the Lord's advent more openly:
The Lord Himself shall give you a sign: Behold a virgin shall conceive and hear a Son, and shall call His name GOD-WITH-US (Isa. 7:14; Matt. 1:22, 23).
Unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given, and the government shall he upon His shoulder; and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, God, Hero, Father of eternity, Prince of peace. Of the increase of His government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to establish it in judgment and justice, from henceforth and even to eternity (Isa. 9:6-7).
There shall come forth a Rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Shoot shall bear fruit out of his roots: and the spirit of Jehovah shall rest upon Him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might. Righteousness shall be the girdle of His loins, and truth the girdle of His reins. Therefore it shall come to pass in that day, that the Root of Jesse, which standeth for an ensign of the peoples, shall the nations seek, and His rest shall be glory (Isa. 11:1-2, 5, 10).
Send ye the lamb of the ruler of the land, from the rock to the wilderness, to the mountain of the daughter of Zion. By mercy has the throne been established, and one shall sit upon it in truth, in the tabernacle of David, judging and seeking judgment, and hasting righteousness (Isa. 16:1, 5).
It shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for Him that He may save us: THIS IS JEHOVAH we have waited for Him, we will rejoice and be glad in His salvation (Isa. 25:9).
The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of JEHOVAH, make plain in the solitude a pathway for our God. For the glory of JEHOVAH shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together. Behold, the LORD JEHOVIH will come in strength, and His arm shall rule for Him; behold, His reward is with Him. He shall feed His flock like a shepherd (Isa. 40:3, 5, 10-11).
Mine elect, in whom My soul delighteth. I JEHOVAH have called Thee in righteousness, and I will give Thee for a covenant to the people, for a light to the nations, to open the blind eyes, to bring out the bound from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house. I am JEHOVAH, this is My name, and My glory will I not give to another (Isa. 42:1, 6-8).
Who hath believed our word, and to whom is the arm of Jehovah revealed? He hath no form; we have seen Him, but He hath no appearance. He hath borne our diseases, and carried our griefs (Isa. 53:1, 2, 4, to end).
Who is this that cometh from Edom, with sprinkled garments from Bozrah, marching in the greatness [mulitudine] of His strength? I that speak in righteousness, great to save: for the day of vengeance is in Mine heart, and the year of My redeemed is come. So He became their Savior (Isa. 63:1, 4, 8).
Behold, the days come that I will raise up to David a righteous offshoot, who shall reign a king, and shall prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth: and this is His name whereby they shall call Him, JEHOVAH OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS (Jer. 23:5, 6; 33:15, 16).
Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion shout, O daughter of Jerusalem behold, thy King cometh unto thee, He is just and saved.* He shall speak peace to the nations and His dominion shall be from sea to sea, and from the river even to the ends of the earth (Zech. 9:9, 10).
Rejoice and be glad, O daughter of Zion; lo, I come, that I may dwell in the midst of thee and many nations shall cleave to Jehovah in that day, and shall be My people (Zech. 2:10, 11).
Thou Bethlehem Ephratah, little as thou art to be among the thousands of Judah, out of thee shall one come forth unto Me that is to be Ruler in Israel, and whose goings forth are from of old, from the days of eternity. He shall stand and feed in the strength of JEHOVAH (Micah 5:2, 4).
Behold, I send Mine Angel, who shall prepare the way before Me, and the LORD whom ye seek shall suddenly come to His temple, even the Angel of the covenant, whom ye have desired; behold, He cometh but who shall abide the day of His coming? Behold, I send you Elijah the prophet, before the coming of the great and terrible day of Jehovah (Mal. 3:1, 2; 4:5).
I saw, and behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven; and there was given Him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages may worship Him: His dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and His kingdom that which shall not be destroyed; and all dominions shall worship Him, and obey Him (Dan. 7:13, 14, 27).
Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people, and upon thy holy city, to consummate the transgression, and to seal up the vision and the prophecy, and to anoint the holy of holies. Know, therefore, and perceive, that from the going forth of the word to restore and build Jerusalem, unto Messiah the Prince, shall be seven weeks (Dan. 9:24, 25).
I will set his hand in the sea, and his right hand in the rivers: He shall cry unto Me, Thou art my Father, my God, and the rock of my salvation. I also will make him My firstborn, higher than the kings of the earth. His seed also will I make to endure to eternity, and his throne as the days of the heavens (Ps. 89:25-27, 29).
Jehovah said unto my Lord, Sit Thou at My right hand, until I make Thine enemies Thy footstool. Jehovah shall send the scepter of Thy strength out of Zion; rule Thou in the midst of Thine enemies. Thou art a priest to eternity after the manner of Melchizedek (Ps. 110:1-2, 4; Matt. 22:44; Luke 20:42).
I have anointed My king upon Zion, the mountain of My holiness; I will declare for a statute, Jehovah hath said unto Me, Thou art My Son, this day have I begotten Thee; I will give the nations for Thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for Thy possession. Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, and ye perish from the way; blessed are all they that put their trust in Him (Ps. 2:6-8, 12).
Thou hast made him a little less than the angels, but hast crowned him with glory and honor; Thou hast made him to have dominion over the works of Thy hands; Thou hast put all things under his feet (Ps. 8:5-6).
Jehovah, remember David, who sware unto Jehovah, and vowed to the Mighty One of Jacob, If I shall enter within the tent of my house, if I shall go up upon my couch, if I shall give sleep to mine eyes, until I find out a place for Jehovah, a habitation for the Mighty One of Jacob. Lo, we heard of Him at Ephratah, we found Him in the fields of the forest. We will enter into His tabernacles, we will bow at His footstool. Let Thy priests be clothed with righteousness, and let Thy saints shout for joy (Ps. 132:1-7, 9).
The passages here adduced, however, are but few.
* In the Apocalypse Revealed (n. 612), it is "Savior;" in the Apocalypse Explained (n. 31-7), it is "just and saving;" but the Hebrew is "saved," as given here by Swedenborg. [Tr.]


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